U.S. rail traffic is closing the year with big gains, as intermodal traffic surged 10.2% this...

|By:, SA News Editor

U.S. rail traffic is closing the year with big gains, as intermodal traffic surged 10.2% this week vs. last week’s 8% gain and the 2.55% 12-week moving average. Among the top carload commodity groups: petroleum products +71.5% Y/Y; crushed stone, sand and gravel, +29.5%; lumber and wood products, +27.3%. Decliners: metallic ores -26.3%; coal -11.1%.